Teaching Computing : A Practitioner's Perspective, Paperback Book

Teaching Computing : A Practitioner's Perspective Paperback


Teaching can be intimidating for beginning faculty.

Some graduate schools and some computing faculty provide guidance and mentoring, but many do not.

Often, a new faculty member is assigned to teach a course, with little guidance, input, or feedback.

Teaching Computing: A Practitioner's Perspective addresses such challenges by providing a solid resource for both new and experienced computing faculty.

The book serves as a practical, easy-to-use resource, covering a wide range of topics in a collection of focused down-to-earth chapters.

Based on the authors' extensive teaching experience and his teaching-oriented columns that span 20 years, and informed by computing-education research, the book provides numerous elements that are designed to connect with teaching practitioners, including:A wide range of teaching topics and basic elements of teaching, including tips and techniquesPractical tone; the book serves as a down-to-earth practitioners' guideShort, focused chaptersCoherent and convenient organizationMix of general educational perspectives and computing-specific elementsConnections between teaching in general and teaching computingBoth historical and contemporary perspectivesThis book presents practical approaches, tips, and techniques that provide a strong starting place for new computing faculty and perspectives for reflection by seasoned faculty wishing to freshen their own teaching.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 496 pages, 30 Illustrations, black and white
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
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  • Category: Computing: general
  • ISBN: 9781138034433

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